Deliverable assets are different for every company so it's important that your sites can handle any type of file. Zoomforth allows you to upload any type of file you want by default making it easy to share assets.
If you haven't yet, please check out how to use the Media Library and how to upload assets to your account.
How do my Assets Look in Sites
Supporting all types of assets means that we need to handle certain types of files differently than others. Zoomforth has five main classifications of assets: Images, Videos, PDF Files, PowerPoint files, and Downloadable Files. Each of these is unique and will appear differently in your sites.
Image files, whether they are .jpg, .png, or something else, will all be processed as Image Assets in Zoomforth. Image Assets can be used in sites as tiles, in slideshows, and as display images for other tile types.
Image Assets can be cropped, expanded, and linked in sites to give you the decision on how the content is best served.
You can learn more about images and asset quality by reading this article.
Video files are detected and handled as Video Assets in Zoomforth giving you the power to embed your video content in tiles and slideshows. All major video types are handled as expected.
Video Assets also include any content you wish to use from YouTube. We take the YouTube files and allow you to use them just like you would any other video file that you uploaded.
Some little known features about videos include editing the video length, changing the display image, and uploading / editing subtitle files. All of this can be done when you click on a Video Asset in your media library from the right-hand editing panel.
PDF files are such a common file type in businesses that Zoomforth adds special support to ensure that all PDF files can be displayed in sites. You will see when you upload a PDF File, it is treated as a PDF Asset and can be used in your sites as a standalone section or as a tile. Clicking a PDF tile will open an overlaying window which displays the PDF and gives your visitors an opportunity to download it.
Another nice thing with PDF Assets is that you have the option to update your PDF files globally. For example, if you are using a PDF Asset in multiple sites and have a new version of that file, you do not need to find and edit each site where the file lives. Instead, you can go to the media library and click Update PDF in the right-hand editing panel and the new file you uploaded will be used in those existing sites.
PowerPoint files are very similar to PDF files in that they are an essential piece of content for business communication. Zoomforth treats PowerPoint files as interactive slideshows and allows you to add them to tiles in your sites.
Read about PowerPoint files if you are interested in how they work in Zoomforth.
Any type of file that does not fit into the previous four categories will be classified as an Other Asset. Other Assets can be used in tiles and when clicked they will immediately offer your visitor to download the file. Making a file downloadable means that you can upload and share anything you need to with your visitors.
Another nice feature of Other Assets is that you can update the version just like you would a PDF file. This saves you time when you have a new version of a file and you don't know what sites the file is used in.